Prince George and grandmother Carole Middleton were seen spending some quality time together recently. Carole has been helping daughter Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, care for the 1-year-old and his new sibling, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, born May 2.

Photographers spotted the pair scoping out the animals at Bucklebury Farm Park, a petting zoo in Berkshire, England, where the Duchess grew up. Carole hoisted her first-born grandchild onto her shoulders as they made their way out of the park toward their car. Prince George was photographed wearing a green sweater over a white collared shirt, blue shorts and matching blue Converse sneakers. His grandmother wore a similarly colored sweater.

This outing is just one of many the toddler Prince has been on recently. On June 17 he and the Duchess were seen enjoying a mother-son day out at the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo, which Prince William was participating in. Kate chased Prince George around the sidelines while they each took turns holding a red toy car. Photographer Mark Stewart told People magazine the Duchess “wanted him to have a good old rough-and-tumble” with the other children at the match. He added that the tiny royal “seemed to be a handful.”

It was previously reported that Kate, who married into the royal family, hopes to give both Prince George and Princess Charlotte as normal a life as she possibly can. She is said to be doing her best to instill “middle-class” values in each of them. She is doing so with much help from her parents, especially her mother. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge asked the 60-year-old to stay with them following their move from Kensington Palace to Anmer Hall, their 10-bedroom home in the British countryside. She spent nearly a month at the Norfolk, England, home helping to care for her two grandchildren alongside their nanny, Maria Teresa Turin Borrallo. Kate chose not to hire any extra help with the baby in an effort to better adjust to life as a family of four.